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Ward Meeting at the Pump

The next Shard End Ward Committee meeting will be held at the Pump, 286 Kitts Green Road, on Monday 20 April, starting at 7pm.

There will be updates from our local police team, on youth work in the area and the chance for residents to raise local issues or concerns.

All Shard End Ward residents are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

Summer of fun at The Pump

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Jobs and Skills Fair at The Pump: Thursday 1 May

Jobs Fair 1

Jobs Fair 2

Youth service update

The latest update from the local youth service is out now.  Click here to download a copy.

Read all about the work the service has been doing with young people in our area, including how some young Shard Enders got to meet up with Brummie comic legend Jasper Carrott and former Shard End resident and Youth Centre user Jeff Lynne, who went on to achieve fame with ELO!

Interested in youth work?


Next Ward meeting – Monday 10 February

The Pump Centre on Kitts Green Road is the venue for our next ward meeting, which will be held on Monday 10 February, starting at 7pm.

Items to be discussed include the regular report from the local police team, an update on the district budget, presentations from Reel Access on the exciting Reawakening Lea Village and Glebe Farm Tapestry projects and a report on the activities provided by the Pump itself.

All residents are welcome!

Youth employment event at The Pump


Click on the image below for details


Big Gig at The Pump set for 31 October

Big Gig At The Pump

New training opportunity at The Pump

Initiate it!

The Lost Village, Morris Men and a whole lot of Punch!



The Reawakening Lea Village Festival takes place this coming Saturday, 25 May, from 2pm to 5pm.  Come and join performers, dancers, artists and residents to celebrate the story of Lea Village!

It will be a fantastic day bursting at the seams with arts activities, fun filled happenings, and exciting performances for all ages. This traditional festival with a modern twist will include face painting, pottery and finger puppet workshops, Punch and Judy shows, Morris dancing, Lea Village’s Got Talent and much more.

The Festival will also feature the premiere of The Lost Village – a community film written by and starring local residents.

The Village Cafe is joining in the fun by providing a barbeque and bouncy castle and The Pump Cafe on Kitts Green Road will also be open for coffee and cake.  If you fancy learning more about the rich history of the area, why not book yourself onto the first ever Lost Village Tour as part of the Birmingham Architecture Festival?

With activities happening within a one minute walk from Lea Hall train station, (just 6 minutes on the train from Birmingham New St) or 35 minutes on the No.14 bus from Birmingham, why wouldn’t you come and experience the now re-awakened Lea Village?

Click here for more info!


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